by Pete Davignon
reprinted with permission from Senior Softball News
CAN-Sirs Team Provides Support for Players with Cancer
Summer 2011 Edition
The CAN-Sirs, a nonprofit organization of senior softball players, has completed its first year.
CAN-Sirs are senior softball players who have survived cancer or have a family member with cancer.
The CAN-Sirs team participated in Senior Softball-USA's Rock 'n Reno tournament in June and at the Western Nationals in Woodland. More than 50 players participated with the team. The CAN-Sirs also played in the Hall of Fame Tournament in Manteca. CAN-Sirs are planning on participating in the Huntsman game in Utah and will enter the SSUSA Championship in Phoenix.
The team is entered as exhibition so that players from other teams can join the CAN-Sirs for a game without penalty to their regular team. The purpose for the team entering tournaments is to remind senior players to be aware of the necessity to take measures that will prevent cancer and promote healthy living.
CAN-Sirs teams are sponsored by the nonprofit. If a senior would like to form a team to promote cancer awareness, they will be supplied with jerseys and caps and the entry fee will be paid by CAN-Sirs. CAN-Sirs will also disseminate press releases promoting the team. An interested senior or senior tournament can get more information at can-sirs.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
CAN-Sirs also held their first annual fund raising tournament in Elk Grove, Calif. Twenty-eight teams from three states participated. The tournament will again be held in May in 2012 in Elk Grove.
CAN-Sirs welcomes all senior softball players to join our cause. You can become involved either by sending an email to email@example.com or mail your address to CAN-Sirs, 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., #370-180, Chico, CA 95928.
For more information contact: Pete Davignon, Executive Director, 530-680-1614